Compensation Calculator / Foot Injury

Calculate your foot injury compensation

If you have suffered a foot injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation.

To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online.

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Foot injury

Potential compensation

  • Loss of both feet

    £144,520 – £171,920

  • Loss of one foot

    £71,640 – £93,540

  • Very severe, permanent foot injury

    £71,640 – £93,540

  • Severe injuries including fusion of foot joint and broken heels

    £35,810 – £59,730

  • Serious foot injury

    £21,320 – £33,450

  • Moderate fractures with permanent symptoms

    £11,730 – £21,320

  • Modest foot injury, fractures or lacerations which heal completely

    Up to £11,730

The figures we have supplied are based on the latest version of the Judicial College general damages compensation guidelines.

What type of foot injuries can I claim for?

Examples of common foot injuries include:

  • Ruptured or torn ligaments
  • A fractured or broken foot or toe
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Achilles tendon tear
  • Sprains that can leave patients with a limp
  • Displaced metatarsal fractures which can sometimes end in deformity
  • Fractures of heels with a substantial lack of ability to move
  • Severe degloving of the heel
  • Metatarsal fractures
  • Traumatic amputation of the foot resulting in greatly reduced mobility
  • Complete toe amputation, either traumatic or surgical
  • Bursting wounds
  • Injuries to the great toe
  • Multiple fractures to the bones in the foot including the toes
  • Lacerations and contusions from which significant injuries are caused

How Do Foot Injury Accidents Happen?

You could injure your foot almost anywhere, but there are some places, that statistically speaking, pose more of a threat than others. Foot injuries that occur in an industrial work setting such as a factory are sometimes caused by a crushing accident. A falling object could crush your foot or you could become stuck between two objects of machinery, for example.

Slipping accidents can also happen in shopping centres or on property owned by a local authority. These accidents occur when adequate health and safety measures have not been undertaken.

Falls from height can also result in foot injuries, particularly where someone has instinctively used their foot to break a fall. Shattered bones are common in these cases.

Burns or scars on the foot can also contribute to a compensation claim depending on the nature of your injury.

Foot injury compensation claims

As we use our feet all the time, when our movement becomes restricted as a result of a foot injury, everyday activities such as working or taking part in hobbies can be a challenge.

Depending on the severity of your foot injury, some element of rest or recuperation will be needed in order to ensure a full recovery. In some cases, this may result in up to 6 weeks off work. Claiming for compensation will enable you to recover any additional costs that you may incur during your recovery period as well as attempting to relieve any discomfort or pain.

An injury to your foot can arise in many different incidents. Whether you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident, injured your foot at work, or following a slip, trip or fall on public or private property, you may be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation if the accident was someone else’s fault.

To make a successful claim following a foot injury caused by an accident at work, it would need to be proven that your employer breached their duty of care towards you or that another employee was at fault. On the other hand, to claim for a foot injury after a car accident, it would need to be proven that another person was responsible for the accident which caused your injury.

How much compensation am I likely to receive for my foot injury?

A claim for personal injury compensation for a foot injury consists of the following types of damages:

  • Pain, suffering and loss of amenity
  • Financial losses
Pain, suffering and loss of amenity

For every successful personal injury claim, damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity will be awarded. This is designed to compensate you purely for the injuries suffered and will be based on previous case law involving similar accidents.

Your solicitor will examine this case law and advise you on the potential levels of compensation you can claim for.

Financial losses

When you suffer a foot injury, it’s likely that you’ll suffer some level of financial loss. This could include time off work as you recover from your injuries, medical or travel expenses. Whatever expenses you have incurred as a result of your injuries can potentially form part of your claim.

Our compensation calculator provides a guide to how much compensation you may receive for your injury alone. In addition to claiming for injury, you may also be able to claim for financial loss sustained as a result of the accident.

Making a claim for foot injury compensation

Some foot or toe injuries can lead to long-term pain and an increased risk of long-term conditions such as arthritis and there can be the added risk of fusion surgery in some instances. Alternatively, depending on the type of injury you have suffered, you might end up with some scarring to your foot.

You are entitled to pursue a compensation claim if whether your condition is temporary or permanent and whether or not it is major or minor. If it can be proven the accident was someone else’s fault then it is worthwhile getting in touch with a personal injury lawyer.

If you believe that you are eligible for personal injury compensation for your foot injury you should contact personal injury solicitors with experience and knowledge in this area of the law. They will initially analyse your claim and will make a judgment both on the potential success of the claim and the level of compensation likely to be awarded.

To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online.